Sunday, January 22, 2012

Be My Valentine

Today I've been making Valentine cards.  I hope you enjoy!

This first card is for the Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC36.
It's a recycled card using an old Valentine's card and part of a paper bag (the checked pattern).  The other paper and the ribbon have been in my stash forever and were fun to add.
Here's the sketch: 

These next three cards were made from some papers and embellishments I received as a prize over at Scrapadilly.  I had a lot of fun using these papers and embellishments.

This first card is for the Skipping Stones Designs Sketch #111.
I love using card sketches and this is one of my favorites.

This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed using flowers and bling.

This last card is inspired by the sketch at CPS (Card Positioning Systems):  CPS 252 Part 1.
They have a whole bunch of card sketches to inspire you.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
What is inspiring you this Valentine's Day?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

One More Layout

Here is one more layout I completed today.  I had a blank spot in the middle of my scrapbook and I needed to fill it with a page, so here it is.

Flat Tire Layout.  I had a flat tire on my bike while riding on the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  Luckily, we were right by a crossroad and Todd was able to ride back and get the car to pick me up.  I took some photos while I was waiting.

This is for the Go Fish Challenge #9.
Cardstock:  DCWV
Lettering:  Basic Grey
Patterned paper and embellishments are from Scenic Route.
I love how this patterned paper matches the color and flowers on my bike.

Scrapbook Pages? Really?

Guess what?  I scrapbooked!  Actually put pictures on paper and made pages!  Those that know me, know that is a rare thing.  But guess what?  It was fun.  

On Christmas Day, 2011, the weather was unseasonably mild here in Ohio, so we took the dogs for a hike to Ash Cave.  They really enjoyed it and we have decided that we should do this more often.

This first layout uses papers from Sassafras Lass.  I love their papers.  The burlap banner was a RAK I received from my friend Michelle.  They are from Canvas Corp.  The flowers are Flora Doodles from Petaloo.  The background card stock is DCWV.

This second layout is three different views of the same waterfall.  I love the red sun artifacts in the first photo.  The ricrac is something I've had in my stash for years.

Thanks for looking!  Where are your favorite places to hike?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thanks to you times two

Hello and Many Thanks to You and Thank You Very Much!
Thanks to all of you who check out my blog and leave me happy comments, it really brightens my day.

Today I made two recycled cards.  Someone had given me a stack of Thank You cards because she spilled something on them and was going to throw them away.  She knew I was crafty and could probably do something with them.  It just so happens that I love to recycle greeting cards, so I really enjoyed this project.  I cut away the ruined portions of the cards and worked with what I had left. 

This first card is for the Stampendous Saturday January Bling Challenge on Just Jingle.
I love Jingle, she is so full of energy and spunk.  Thanks Jingle for all of the happiness and inspiration that you spread.
The flowers and vase are glittered and there I added holographic blue bling to the centers.  The blue background along with the words are metallic for added sparkle.

Here is a second card I made today.  The red flowers and green background are metallic.

Thanks again to all of my blog readers and followers!  I appreciate each and every one of you.

So... what are you thankful for today?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Three More Cards!

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!  I've been working on some card challenges and I thought I'd share them with you.

This first one is for Skipping Stones Design Sketch #110. 
I love using card sketches as inspiration.  
The balloon and landscape are stamped with the Skipping Stones Uplifting stamp set.
Everything else is scraps from my stash.  I love using up my stash.

I hardly ever do tone-on-tone, so this was definitely out of my comfort zone.  
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a glitter pen for the background.

This card is for the Michael Strong Rubber Stamps Love is in the Air challenge on his Yahoo Group.
This is also for the Pixie Dust Challenge #109.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spreading Sunshine in January

Here we go!  I made two cards today.  I decided to use bright yellow to spread some sunshine in January.

I used the cover sheet for a Basic Grey Origins Collection Pack.  I love recycling things and thought this fit the sketch perfectly.  I also used two rub-ons from the same collection.
I stamped "Sending you sunshine!" from the Skipping Stones Uplifting Stamp Set.

This second one is made from the scrap of yellow card stock left over from the card above.
I used a card front from a thank you card I received long ago.
The lace is stamped from the Stella and Rose collection (MME) - new stamps I got for Christmas.

I hope you enjoy my splash of summer in January!